His is the eternal road of the human being, beyond life,
in eternity
and in all creation

I’m to walk the road of full humanness. Its pathways are not confined to the world of the senses and rational thought. The road stretches; ‘beyond life, in eternity and in all creation.’ It’s the road of the woman or man infused with the expansive life of the Self.

It’s the road of the Timeless. To walk it; I must be true to myself. It sounds easy; but it’s not. I’m to step beyond the world of ‘little me.’ I’m to sacrifice everything I’m not. I’m to keep right on walking. I’m to trust the road.

The birthday cake is yours
Candles wired

You dip your oars in the waters of full humanness

The word ‘Anthropos’ flashes

On & off



On & off

You’re… anchored in… anchored in… anchored in…

To the other side

The poem is based on the image of a birthday cake with birthday candles flashing a message. A number of the sayings were received this way. ‘The birthday cake’ symbolises new birth.

‘Anthropos’ is the Greek word for ‘human being.’ The ‘Anthropos’ is the human blueprint. It’s the archetype of full humanness.

The sayings tell us that the goal of the human journey is to manifest the Divine in the fully human person. The journey is away from the unnatural (from enculturation and egocentricity) and towards the natural; (toward the fully human; the human/divine).

See Saying 39: ‘The purpose of the Self is to manifest the Divine within the fully human person’
Saying 73: ‘The Green Man is Adam’ (‘The Green Woman is Eve’)
Saying 75: ‘The Green Man is the natural man’ (‘The Green Woman is the natural woman’)

In the very early Christian communities the goal of the Christian life was to become fully human. In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Mary reminds the other apostles of the message given by the Teacher:

Then Mary arose, embraced them all, and began to speak to her brothers: “Do not remain in sorrow and doubt, for his grace will guide and comfort you. Instead let us praise his greatness, for he has prepared us for this. He is calling us to become fully human {Anthropos}.” Thus Mary turned their hearts toward the Good, and they began to discuss the meaning of the Teacher’s words.

 The Gospel of Mary Magdalene: Jean – Yves Leloup; Forward by Jacob Needleman Pgs 101 – 105

Meditation: reflect on ‘full humanness.’ What increases a person’s humanness? What decreases from it? Why?


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